HIPAA & Law Firm Liability
Understanding HIPAA Compliance For Law Firms
Third-Party Service Providers & Law Firm LiabilityLaw firms routinely work with sensitive information and it's common practice to implement security procedures to guard said information. Preventing unwanted exposure of sensitive information or data protects a firm’s clients, the firm’s reputation, and ultimately their business. When it comes to personal health information, however, firms can unknowingly be exposed to financial risks not because of their security policies but because of the policies used by outsourced service providers. Working with reputable third-party service providers and understanding their policies and practices helps firms reduce their liability and maintain their reputation.
In this whitepaper we explore HIPAA and how it applies to law firms, how third-party service providers can lead firms to become liable under HIPAA, and finally best practices law firms can act on to protect themselves from violations and penalties.
Included in this whitepaper
HIPAA Background Information
HIPAA & Subcontractors
How Law Firms Become Liable Under HIPAA
Vetting Service Providers